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Just Cause 3 is not due for official release until Tuesday, but apparently copies of the game are available early in some regions, and are already in the hands of eager customers (thanks GameWatcher). Rather than try to lock these users out, publisher Square Enix and developer Avalanche Studios are looking to support them, noting that the release version will benefit from some tweaks and bug fixes. They are accelerating their plans for a day one patch, which will now be something like a day minus four patch, and this should be out soon if not already. Here's the explanation from a blog post on the topic:
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Origin's On the House program now offers Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and the Yuri's Revenge expansion for the classic real-time strategy sequel as free downloads (thanks PC Invasion). The only requirement is a free Origin account to get them during this offer and they will be yours to keep. Here's the description of the game, in case you don't recall it from when it was released in 2000:
It's been a fine old Thanksgiving weekend, but it still isn't going to feel complete until I can sit down and watch Babes in Toyland/March of the Wooden Soldiers. This was a staple on TV for the occasion throughout my childhood, and it never fails to make me feel like a kid again. "Upset? I'm housebroken!"
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In reply to a question on the topic, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida tweets that the company has plans for an official Remote Play application to stream PlayStation 4 games to Windows and OS X PCs (thanks Gamasutra). Here's the tweet, though we've spoiled the gist of it already: "Some people asked if we plan to provide Remote Play function to PC, and yes, we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac. :D."
A tweet from Steam Spy reveals that some data slurped by the data slurping site show that prices on some games went up before the fall Steam sale. Word is: "A number of games increased their prices just before the Autumn Sale so they can offer a 'discount' during it. Again. Why is it allowed?" They go on to offer a few examples: "Wreckfest was $29.99, now $34.99 with 50% discount - Auto Dealership Tycoon was $4.99, now $5.99 - 20% - Epistory was $9.99, now $12.99 - 10%." Thanks DSOGaming.
Three Phase Interactive announces that Defect will hit early access on Steam on December 1st, offering the chance to play this crowdfunded Windows and OS X game where you design and build your own spaceship, only to lose it to "inevitable" mutiny by your ungrateful crew. This trailer celebrate the early access release, showing off gameplay and helping understand the unusual rebellion twist. This post from a couple of weeks ago describes what features the early access launch will include, saying: "Initial release will include around 30 missions, where you can unlock all the Standard sized ship components, and will be available for PC and Mac." Continue here to read the full story.
Konami officially announces details about plans for a free-to-play edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, saying this is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. This plan was first tipped last week by an Australian Classification listing, but the official announcement makes no mention of the F2P edition of the sport simulation coming to Windows, so it may be that this will be a PlayStation exclusive. Word is:
U.K. publisher Mastertronic has entered administration to due to insolvency, reports MCV, saying that the good news is a deal is in the works to buy the business and retain the existing team, minus current Managing Director Andy Payne. Word is the company, the second to use the Mastertronic name, suffered a setback when middle-eastern investors reneged on a deal, leaving them overextended and in need of rescue, which did not arrive in time. They quote Payne on the prospects of the company reforming: "The new company will focus on flight and train simulation only and I will not be employed by the new company, although I may be asked to advise, and my future is now in my own hands again."
Happy Black Friday! I hope none of you got crushed in our doorbuster here (everything is 99% off here today). All kidding aside, here's hoping you are making out okay if you did actually choose to brave the crowds today, and you avoided tramplings and other disasters. We had a fine old time for Thanksgiving, and are perfectly happy just relaxing and figuring out what to do with leftovers, including a couple of pounds of Chex Mix. I may end up having some to spread on icy sidewalks.
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